Two-day COVID-19 vaccination clinic for hospitality workers kicks off in San Antonio

The Texas Restaurant Association partnered with University Health System to bring vaccines to hospitality workers

SAN ANTONIO – The Texas Restaurant Association is pushing to get more hospitality workers vaccinated throughout the state.

On Tuesday, the Texas Restaurant Association kicked off a two-day COVID-19 vaccination clinic at Wonderland of the Americas for people working in the industry.

“We had our Houston vaccine drive last week, and then this week, of course, today and tomorrow, it’s here in San Antonio, as well as Dallas,” said Dawn Ann Larios, executive director of the Texas Restaurant Association.

The Texas Restaurant Association partnered with University Health System and other organizations to keep hospitality workers safe amid the pandemic.

“This event is about getting people vaccinated and back to work. We have to create a sense of normalcy, and we’re getting there,” Larios said.

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The initiative aims to vaccinate thousands of workers in the industry.

Wayne Glasgow, who works at a local restaurant, says he is thankful for this event.

“I think the hospitality industry is an industry that’s kind of been overlooked a lot in this situation, you know, especially seeing as how we have been, you know, front lines this whole time and dealing with people that are unmasked most of the time,” Glasgow said.

For Luna Montoya, a local cook, worry was replaced by relief today.

“I feel so much more relieved. And then, especially after the second dose, I feel so much better,” Montoya said.

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